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NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge Picks

NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge is live, and it includes SO MANY Macmillan titles!!

10 MINUTES, 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD by Elif Shafak
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine
A WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE: A Memoir by Edie Windsor
ALL SYSTEMS RED: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
BE RECORDER: Poems by Carmen Giménez Smith
THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Charlie Jane Anders
THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
COVENTRY: Essays by Rachel Cusk
DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
DEATH IS HARD WORK by Khaled Khalifa
DRIVE-THRU DREAMS: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom by Adam Chandler
ENCHANTÉE by Gita Trelease
THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
THE GRAMMARIANS by Cathleen Schine
THE HAUNTING OF TRAM CAR 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
HERE WE ARE: American Dreams, American Nightmares (A Memoir) by Aarti Namdev Shahani
HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers
HOW TO HIDE AN EMPIRE: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
LANNY by Max Porter
MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey
MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
OCULUS: Poems by Sally Wen Mao
PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons
SPACE INVADERS by Nona Fernández
SUPERNOVA ERA by Cixin Liu
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
THE UNDYING: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer
UNEXAMPLED COURAGE: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel
WOMEN ROWING NORTH: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher
WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews

Nonfiction Spotlight on UNEXAMPLED COURAGE

This week’s nonfiction spotlight highlights a largely-unknown incident in American history that sparked a Civil Rights revolution in UNEXAMPLED COURAGE: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel.

On February 12, 1946, Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a returning, decorated African American veteran, was removed from a Greyhound bus in Batesburg, South Carolina, after he challenged the bus driver’s disrespectful treatment of him. Woodard, in uniform, was arrested by the local police chief, Lynwood Shull, and beaten and blinded while in custody.

Read more about the history and how the author discovered the story here in the New York Times, and check out an excerpt here.

Two starred reviews!

“Gergel is both an astute researcher and an engaging writer, bringing this significant story to vivid life. Civil rights history at its most compelling.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A]n important work on the prehistory of the civil rights struggle and an insightful account of how a single incident can inspire massive social and political changes.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

FSG All Stars

These forthcoming reads from Farrar, Straus & Giroux are shining bright with multiple starred reviews!

UNEXAMPLED COURAGE: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel 
On sale 1/22/19
“Gergel is both an astute researcher and an engaging writer, bringing this significant story to vivid life. Civil rights history at its most compelling.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A]n important work on the prehistory of the civil rights struggle and an insightful account of how a single incident can inspire massive social and political changes.”     Publishers Weekly, starred review

TERRITORY OF LIGHT by Yuko Tsushima 
On sale 2/12/19
“This lovely, melancholy novel painstakingly documents a year in one young woman’s life… Grace hovers above the banal and the transcendent alike. Each chapter is as elegant and self-contained as a pearl or a perfectly articulated drop of water.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Equal parts brutal and tender, Tsushima’s portrait of the strains and joys of motherhood is captivating.”Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

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